2023 National Young Member Conference

24 – 26 November 2023

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

UNISON’s Young Member Self-Organised Group Committee has agreed to hold a Young Members Self-Organised Group Conference on Friday 24th November at 4pm, finishing Sunday  26th November 2023 at 12:30pm.

We have now opened the Online Conferencing System (OCS) to allow submission of motions in line with the rule-book requirements. Information on when, how and who can submit it can be found in the NYMC bulletin.

Please note the deadline to submit motions on OCS is 12.00 noon on Friday 28th July 2023.

UNISON’s Young Member Self-Organised Group Conference takes place over Three day. Voting on motions is restricted to delegates only. Delegates should attend all sessions of Conference.

The conference bulletin will have further information on motion submission from the SOC and submission deadlines.

If you have any queries, please contact the Conference Office at conferences@unison.co.uk 

NYMC Nomination Pack and Form

Any young member in UNISON can nominate themselves for any of the positions described in the nomination pack info, if they meet the criteria. The election will be by ballot of delegates to Young Members conference.

Click HERE to download Nomination pack info.

Click HERE to complete the online Nomination form.

The deadline for self-nominations for all elections is 5.00pm on Friday 10 November.

Registration and Enquiries

Young Members wishing to attend Young Members Conference should contact their Young Members Regional Contact by 12pm, Thursday 31st August 2023

Please download Regional Young Members Contacts List below:

Click HERE

If you have any questions or issues please contact Conference Office.

Travel Arrangement

Please consider the impact on the environment when making your decision on how to travel to Conference. Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for Conference through Stewart Corporate Travel via email at unison@stewarttravelmanagement.com or call 0800 091 4272. Please advise Stewart Corporate Travel if your delegates have railcards.

Conference Travel should be booked by the cheapest possible means.

Driving is discouraged for conference unless delegates are travelling together or as a reasonable adjustment. Total reclaimable will be the cost of standard tickets or cost of car travel – whichever is the lesser.

The 250 mile / upgraded or 1st Class travel rule is not applicable for conference travel

All travel requests (including upgraded or 1st Class Travel) as a reasonable adjustment must be reviewed and authorised by the Head of Conferences.

Request for first class travel and driving to conference should be made by 12pm Friday, 10 November 2023


Booking accommodation – please book any accommodation required with a reputable provider with a generous cancellation policy.

Please ensure that members have written confirmation of any booked and paid for accommodation.


Deadline for Submission of Motions 12.00pm Friday, 28 July 2023
Deadline to send request to attend to Regional YM Co-ordinator 5:00pm Monday, 07 August 2023
Publication of Preliminary Agenda Friday, 25 August 2023
Deadline for Submission of Delegates 12.00pm Thursday, 31 August 2023
Deadline for online Creche and Babysitting requests 12.00pm Thursday, 14 September 2023


Deadline for online Reasonable Adjustment requests for access 4.00pm Thursday, 14 September 2023


Publication of Final Agenda Friday, 27 October 2023
Deadline for Submission of Amendments

to Standing Orders Committee

5.00pm Friday, 29 September 2023


Deadline for reasonable adjustment requests for travel 12.00pm Friday, 10 November 2023


Deadline for Emergency Motions 12.00pm Friday, 17 November 2023
Deadline for Submitting Change of Delegates on the OCS 11.59pm Monday, 20 November 2023


Personal Pronouns

It is now possible to add your personal pronouns to the online conference system so that they can appear on your credentials.

For information on how to do this, please visit the UNISON website, click on events, choose your conference and scroll to the documents at the bottom of the page and open “Personal pronouns in OCS – User guide”.

If you require help, please email the conference team, conferences@unison.co.uk or telephone, 0207 121 5123.